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Compulsory disclosure of private information theoretical and experimental results for the "acquiring-a-company" game

Werner Güth (), Kerstin Pull, Manfred Stadler and Alexandra Zaby ()

No 69, University of Tübingen Working Papers in Business and Economics from University of Tuebingen, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, School of Business and Economics

Abstract: Based on the acquiring-a-company game of Samuelson and Bazerman (1985), we theoretically and experimentally analyze the acquisition of a firm. Thereby we compare cases of symmetrically and asymmetrically informed buyers and sellers. This setting allows us to predict and test the effects of information disclosure as prescribed by two recently implemented directives of the European Union, the Transparency and the Takeover-Bid Directive. Our theoretical and experimental results suggest a welfare-enhancing effect of compulsory information disclosure. Hence, the EU Transparency and the EU Takeover-Bid Directive should both be welfare enhancing.

Keywords: acquisition of firms; disclosure of private information; experimental economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C91 D61 D82 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-com, nep-cta, nep-eur, nep-exp and nep-ore
Date: 2014
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